Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

New York City, the fashion capital of the world, has a new addition to love. 2nd STREET, a luxury, vintage, second-hand store that has more than 600 locations in Japan, opened its second NYC location in the very cool Chelsea neighborhood. With its massive success in Japan and the NoHo location, it’s no surprise that more locations were on the horizon; stay tuned for their SoHo location to open next. Much to the delight of vintage fashion, luxury designer lovers, and trendsetters, 2nd STREET promises and delivers a fashion mecca where anyone is sure to find unique pieces.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

On our venture to the new Chelsea location, we found ourselves surrounded by multiple racks of highly desirable designer labels; all handpicked by 2nd STREET’s international team of talented stylists. We promise once you walk into this second-hand store, you will enjoy a shopping experience like never before. First, the store was impeccable, and I mean impeccable.  The store is basically a dream for someone with OCD; everything is perfectly in place, even after shoppers have rifled through the racks in search of treasures. This is all due to their exceptional customer service which is inspired by “Omotenashi,” the unique Japanese approach to hospitality, in a clean, organized environment.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

You’ll be amazed by the long list of high-end labels that are readily available. We saw Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garcon, Vivienne Westwood, Celine, Y-3, Supreme, Rick Owens, Burberry, Tory Burch, and much more. It also boasts a large selection of handbags and accessories from luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Gucci. While we saw a few items that had two, sometimes three, 99% of the store features one-of-a-kind finds. The nearly 3,000 sq. ft. store boasts over 10,000 pieces. You are sure to find unique vintage and second-hand pieces without the hefty price tag of buying brand new.

Although it took some time going through the multiple rows, we found great pieces from Vivienne Westwood and Max Mara. You can check out our full shopping experience on our Instastory.

For those who feel uneasy about shopping in person, although 2nd STREET is adhering to the strictest health and safety guidelines set by the state and the CDC, you can shop 2nd STREET’s largest selection of inventory via their online store.

“What’s most fun about shopping at 2nd STREET, besides the attractive price tag, is finding items that really speak to you and also knowing that you’re not going to run into anyone else who is rocking your unique style,” continued Mr. Kikuchi.

In addition to helping reduce global landfill waste by buying and selling gently used clothing, 2nd STREET’s Hand2Hand Project ensures all garments that arrive in their stores are reused in some way. Any items they cannot sell are donated to a partner company that will recycle the clothing to clean up oil spills. Other items are sent to third world countries to create job opportunities and provide clothing to those in need. The 2nd STREET Chelsea store is located at 142 W. 26th Street.

NYC EVENT ALERT | City Opera Thrift Shop’s Annual Fall Vintage Event

Be among the first to preview some amazing fall vintage collection and vintage-inspired clothing, accessories and jewelry at this can’t miss annual shopping event. You will also discover unique and antique home furnishings, furniture, artwork and books. What labels can be expected at this FREE admission event? Get ready to get your hands on fashions by Geoffrey Beene, Oscar de la Renta, Pauline Trigere, Valentino, Halston, Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Sonya Rykiel, Oleg Cassini, Karl Lagerfeld, Emanuel Ungaro, and many more that will be available. See details below:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
4:00pm – 9:00pm
Free admission!

City Opera Thrift Shop
222 East 23rd Street
For more information call 212.684.5344

Shop Hers and Make it Yours

The only thing fashion lovers love more than great designer fashion and accessories is great designer fashions and accessories at a lower price – even if it’s pre-owned. While there are several sites set up to help refurbish your wardrobe and perhaps help with your spring cleaning – only one online consignment shop is solely dedicated to luxury clothing and accessories. High-end designer lovers will love Shop Hers, a new luxury e-commerce marketplace where true lovers of designer fashions can both sell and buy hand-picked, premium, pre-owned clothing and accessories.

The beauty and uniqueness of Shop Hers is it uses similarities in the body measurements and personal style of its users, making it possible for strangers to get direct access to the closets of other fashion lovers with similar style and taste allowing you  to discover your “Style Soul Mates”. All merchandise is hand-selected, manually inspected and authenticated by a team of Shop Her professionals. There is No bidding. No time clock. No constant monitoring. Just the joy of shopping. Who is behind this amazing new e-commerce marketplace?

Created by in November 2012 by 29 year old Jaclyn Shanfeld (pictured above) and a team of e-commerce experts coming from UTA and Shoe Dazzle, Shop-Hers makes selling pieces from your closet easier than ever. “Shanfeld set out to create an outlet for women to sell and shop online with total conviction. With the authentication, sizing, return and verification processes, both buyers and sellers are ensured the most enjoyable and efficient experience with online shopping.” With a few clicks, you can own several high-end fashion pieces directly from the seller. With a 14-day return policy through the Shop Hers customer service team, returns are user-friendly!

Labels like Chloe, Prada, Chanel, Michael Kors, Celine, Marc Jacobs, etc are just a few of what awaits you on Shop Hers for a fraction of their original cost. What’s more, clothes are seen on actual people, not mannequins; you can return items and bargain with your buyer/seller ( whether you’re buying or selling, you can speak with the items’ owners/sellers or buyers so you both feel like you got the best deal). Not sure where to begin, the search capability is easy and is divided into designers, product and price. So what are you waiting for – high-end designer labels await you at Shop Hers.